Set Designer Jean-Marc Puissant says creating a look for Madame Butterfly was a complicated thing. He didn’t want to go too kitschy or too modern, so archival photographs of Japan provided the guidance he needed. Here, Puissant, LA Opera Production and Technical Manager Michelle Magaldi, and LA Opera Technical Director Jeff Kleeman talk about creating a signature look for LA Opera’s Madame Butterfly.
Photo of Magaldi, Puissant and Kleeman courtesy Susie Goodman. Other photos courtesy LA Opera.